Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#LuckyDipSwapShop2014 with the Brunswick Brown Owls

#LuckyDipSwapShop2014  with the Brunswick Brown Owls @The Victoria Hotel in Brunswick
The Brunswick Brown Owls ‘Lucky Dip Swap Shop’ project will be a fun-filled evening in which creative folk will swap re-used jars containing craft kits that can be completed on the night. The kit will contain instructions and all materials and tools needed for the project. Please make your instructions simple and easy to follow.
The craft jars could include a range of craft supplies for simple projects such as a needle book, rubber stamp, pin cushion, embroidery, polymer clay beads, cross stitch, brooches,  pom poms and garlands.
So come join our craft group, the Brunswick Brown Owls and get nimble-fingered in the company of like-minded crafty types at 380 Victoria St, Brunswick from 7pm sharp. 
Donate a lucky dip craft jar or purchase one for $5. Money raised will go to The Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Please RSVP via the Facebook event for the Brunswick Brown Owls. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Brisbane: Jewellery with Liana Kabel

It is so exciting to have master jeweller Liana Kabel back at Brown Owls! Liana wowed us with her two Brown Owls Art Bites workshops earlier in the year. They booked out very quickly and we suspect her metal stamping workshop will too!

In this 2 hour workshop you will learn all the basics for making your own stamped metal jewellery. Techniques covered will include, making blanks, texturing, stamping numbers and letters, colouring, finishing and assembly. It is expected that you will have completed two wearable designs by the workshop's end. These will be a choice of earrings, cuffs, pendants or necklaces. All materials and tools will be provided. 

Date: Tuesday 19 August, 6-8pm
Venue: The Nest, Fallon Cottage, 39 Fallon Street, Everton Park
Cost: $40 includes all materials
RSVP is essential to brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com Places are limited and are confirmed on receipt of payment.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Southside Owls ~ Craft Cubed ~ Thursday 14th August

Hello ladies!!

Our Southside Owls August meet is part of the Craft Victoria Craft Cubed Festival!!

Coming back to chilly Melbourne I'm looking forward to getting my crochet on!

The lovely Michelle is now sunning it up in Detroit, and I'm now back from sunny Brisvegas.  We've had a last minute change of venue for this month, it was meant to be at Miss Jackson Cafe, but Michelle has graciously offered for us to still her studio, so this month will be at Frankie and Swiss!

Come along and join us on Thursday night! Bring along a project you’re working on, be it something crafty or otherwise, and chat away a few hours with some likeminded and lovely ladies. All welcome! There are some regulars, and always new comers – so feel free to pop along if you’ve never been before, but have wanted to!!

Date: Thursday 14 August 2014
Time: 7:30pm onwards

Venue: Frankie and Swiss, Ground Floor, 199 Toorak Road, South Yarra. It’s the building on the corner of Toorak and Claremont Street. Right on the #8 tram or a 2 second walk from South Yarra station. I’ll also have parking available underneath the building. You’ll need to call me (9826 4261) to buzz you under:)
Craft: BYO project
Goodies: We will have tea a plenty, and please feel free to bring something along if you would like to show off your baking skills! 

RSVP: RSVP: Leave a comment here, on facebookemail me or tweet me

See you all on Thursday!
Shannon xx

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Brisbane: Hexies

sweet hexies from kerri

Learn the basics of paper piecing and use up all your gorgeous fabric scraps. Hexies can be stitched up quickly and mapped out to a variety of designs from sweet flowers to geometric patterns. Enjoy some time out hand stitching these little treasures. We'll also discuss a range of projects you can use your hexies for. Keep an eye on the Facebook page this week for some hex-inspiration!

Date: Sunday 10 August, 10:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane CBD
Cost: Free. There will be a small amount of thread and fabric scraps available for use for a gold coin donation.
RSVP is essential to brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com You must RSVP for the list of what to bring.

Brisbane: Thread Wrapped Jewellery

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Create beautiful statement necklaces, bangles, bracelets, earrings and more using wrapping, weaving and tassel making techniques. We love to upcycle at Brown Owls so dig out all of those left over yarn, string, embroidery thread and woolly bits and pieces and upcycle your old bangles, hoop earrings, or create a new wearable piece from scratch.

Date: Saturday 9 August, 10:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Carindale Library, Westfield Carindale
Cost: Free, a little Brown Owls stash of craft supplies is available for a gold coin donation.
RSVP is essential to brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com You must RSVP for the list of what to bring.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Hi There Owlies,

This month for our workshop we are going to take  a walk on the wild side!

With Sally's beautiful lace table cloth, we thought we might do a little yarn bombing of the trees in the car park at Gallery One, but Shhh! its a secret!
These bare naked ladies will be the best dressed trees in Mitcham, when you see them next.

For those of you not quite ready to tangle with the seamy side of the law, please bring along your current work, and of course, there will learn to  knit and crochet support.

This month we will be meeting on the third Saturday of the month as I am unable to change my work roster.

The details:
Where:  Gallery One, 1 Torrens Street , Mitcham ph - 0431 297 258
When: Saturday August 16th from 1.30 to 4.00
Cost : $7 pp room hire.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all,

Kind regards,

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Cobar joins the Flock!

Or should that be a parliament of owls?

Anyhoo...Cobar is having its first Brown Owls session this Saturday 9th August 1-4pm in the Alcove room at the Golfie. Bring something crafty to do and a big smile! Contact Kylie at indigoandquince@hotmail.com if you have any other questions.